Ed Chamberlin is enjoying the incredible 20-race marathon of racing coverage that will air on ITV4 on Saturday, which will culminate with the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The best domestic action in Great Britain and Ireland will be the first of more than ten hours of programming on ITV4. The Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal and 10 races from Wincanton, Aintree, and Doncaster will be included in the afternoon programme, which runs from 12.25 to 3.30. (2.32).

The coverage then shifts to Keeneland at 3.40 p.m., with nine Grade 1 races including the Breeders’ Cup Turf, Mile, and Classic before the curtain comes down at 10.30 p.m. After a brief ten-minute break, which will feature a look back at The Indoor League, a pub games competition series from the 1970s, on World of Sport, the coverage then switches to the track.

As on Friday, when ITV Racing’s schedule included 12 races from Exeter, Down Royal, and Keeneland, Chamberlin will host all of the coverage from a hub at Wincanton.

“We’ve never done anything like this before over two days and we’re really looking forward to it; we’ll be well prepared,” he said.

“We’ve got the great NBC feed for race coverage, while Oli Bell is out in the US doing some marvellous features and we’re going to have Adele Mulrennan, Mark Johnson and Jason Weaver as experts in the studio too. We’re well armed.

“There’s something for everyone. I’m thrilled we’re able to be at, and show, Wincanton as it’s my local track – I was born nearby in Shepton Mallet – while we’d never shown the Haldon Gold Cup before. I studied at Exeter University and always went to that; it was a great occasion with some brilliant winners.”

He stated, “It’s excellent they’ve combined the two West Country meetings together as we love to offer coverage for fresh tracks on the channel. The Haldon Gold Cup was shifted from its customary Tuesday date to a Friday.

“It’s great we could show Down Royal as Irish racing is so important to our coverage, and we shouldn’t forget Doncaster and Aintree too.”

The Breeders’ Cup Classic (9.40) will bring the feast to a close on Saturday. Flightline, the top-rated racehorse in the world, will try to keep his perfect record and end an incredible year.

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